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Budget might eventually set off biggest Cabinet overhaul in years

In the days after the budget, expect ministers to make much of the programs they have preserved whenever they are on the hot seat for those that they cut.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Walk this way: Transport Minister Denis Lebel, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield and Environmental Minister Peter Kent, pictured at Rideau Hall. Chantal Hébert says senior government insiders say that ministerial careers could be made or broken over the marketing of the 2012 budget. The suggestion is that the Prime Minister’s Office is approaching the exercise with zero tolerance for ministers messing up the government’s message.

 

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Budget might eventually set off biggest Cabinet overhaul in years

In the days after the budget, expect ministers to make much of the programs they have preserved whenever they are on the hot seat for those that they cut.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Walk this way: Transport Minister Denis Lebel, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield and Environmental Minister Peter Kent, pictured at Rideau Hall. Chantal Hébert says senior government insiders say that ministerial careers could be made or broken over the marketing of the 2012 budget. The suggestion is that the Prime Minister’s Office is approaching the exercise with zero tolerance for ministers messing up the government’s message.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, September 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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